Our Team


Curtis Dean | Email Curtis

Co-founder and CBAN Vice President, Curtis Dean has been involved in community broadband for 20+ years.

In 2015, he established SmartSource Consulting to provide services to small telecommunications services, including project management, marketing and strategic planning.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Arts from Buena Vista University and an Executive Master of Public Administration from the University of South Dakota.


Brianna Dillavou | Email Brianna

Throughout her career, CBAN's Digital Navigator, Brianna Dillavou, has worked to improve her community through connecting those in need with substantive opportunities, and advocating for rural populations.

Brianna is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University and began her career teaching middle and high school, then transitioned into human services programming and management, including teaching digital skills to individuals with disabilities.


Todd Kielkopf | Email Todd

Through Kielkopf  Advisory Services, CBAN co-founder and Treasurer Todd Kielkopf advises utilities, organizations and startups on business formation, strategic development phases and financial matters.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Science in Business Administration from Iowa State University.


Jon Willow | Email Jon

Jon Willow is a former digital publisher and journalist with extensive experience working with state and local governments and policy-making bodies. A co-founder of CBAN, she is also the President. Jon owns Crystal Clear Communications, a small firm serving small- to medium-sized companies, nonprofits and municipalities, including locally-owned utilities.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Iowa and is pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University.